The discussion about what stimulates innovation in the creative industries quickly touches on the topic of intellectual property rights. So far, it is commonly argued that the only solution to stimulate innovation is the legal protection of intellectual property through copyright, trade marks and similar mechanisms.
However, there is a growing number of repositories of user-generated content: YouTube, Flickr Wikipedia. They use open content models; and Creative Commons Licensing has become a popular extension to traditional copyright terms.
During PicNic I had the chance to speak to a few people about these questions, people who are all active in New Media. Using the example of Creative Commons Licensing, I discussed the potential of open content and its possible pitfalls.
With academics Rachel O‘Reilly and Edward Shanken, new media consultant Esa Blomberg, Music Futurist Gerd Leonhard, and the practitiones Hessel van Oorschot (TribeOfNoise), Gijs van de Heuvel (Nederland P), Marcus Miletich (Engerwitzdorf) and Seb Chan (Powerhouse Museum).
Soldiers of Happiness by Jamison Young from the album Shifting Sands of a Blue Car, licensed under a creative commons two point five Australia license Peace on Earth (Same Place) by Tryad from the Album Public Domain, licensed under a creative commons share alike two point five license Work out Fine by Brad Sucks from the Album I Don‘t Know What I‘m Doing, licensed under a creative commons non commercial share alike two point five license